Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

The Hook’s Aluminum Rules of Travel: Part One.

(What? You think I can afford gold on a bellman’s salary?)   “I want you to be nice.. until it’s time to… not be nice.” – The late Patrick Swayze as James Dalton in the 1989 white trash classic flick, … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Shhh….

This one is self-explanatory. This pic courtesy of my lovely wife – and Chelsea, of course. After all, Sundays are a day of rest. See you in the lobby, kids…

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100 Things I Love About My Wife.

First off, no, I didn’t screw up royally at home. Though, let’s face it… I will sooner or later, so this post should buy me a bit of goodwill/credit when that happens. To suggest that February is a busy month … Continue reading

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Epic Romantic Fails.

Well, it’s February, kiddies! Sorry, I all assumed you were too poor to afford a calendar. I’m so ashamed. At any rate, this is the month we all get to obsess over the outcome of one single day. And do … Continue reading

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A Little (Sad) Truth.

I’m the first to admit, my life as a bellman is anything but boring; in fact, many people think I embellish my hotel adventures. Of course, anyone who knows the real me knows I would never do that. I’m not … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Bear With Me On This One…

The holidays may be long over, but pet shaming never goes out of style, right? And yes, I realize there will be reprisals from this, but Chelsea doesn’t leave bruises on my lovely face… so I’m good. See you in … Continue reading

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“What’s So Great About Being A Bellboy?”

I may be the boldest bellman since Tim Roth in that ridiculously-awesome final scene of Four Rooms… but credit where it’s due: most of the time I’m merely reacting to the madness around me. And that madness is brought to … Continue reading

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